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09 09 2021 | 14:44

Large-scale solar and windfarm investment in Australia records major drop this year

Clean Energy Council report shows the average quarterly investment in new renewable energy capacity is 70 % below 2018 levels. Investment in new large-scale solar and windfarms and the number of…

09 09 2021 | 12:59

#Elxn44 Opinion: Online Climate Simulator Can Point Campaign Discussions to Solutions that Work

If massive public investment in renewable energy were only enough on its own to draw average global warming down to 3.5°C, but fossil fuel and methane reductions brought the world within reach of 1.5…

26 07 2021 | 14:23

Mercedes-Benz latest carmaker to announce transition to all-electric

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday became the latest car manufacturer to unveil plans for a greater investment in electric vehicles, saying that it hopes to transition to solely manufacturing electric…

23 07 2021 | 11:41

BlackRock proxy climate votes against companies rose 502% in 2021

BlackRock Inc. rejected almost five times more board directors at companies, including Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Exxon Mobil Corp., during the recent proxy season because they failed to act on…

23 07 2021 | 11:37

Shareholder activists claim New Hope misled investors on coal future

Shareholder activist group Market Forces has asked the corporate watchdog to investigate whether coal company New Hope misled investors by claiming that coal would “remain a significant part of the…

23 07 2021 | 09:15

Global investors are moving away from the massive climate-related risks associated with fossil fuels

Top debt and equity investors committed over $300 billion in 2020 into building renewable energy capacity Despite the economic disruption from COVID-19, top global debt and equity investors are…

15 07 2021 | 08:06

Investors with USD 6 trillion call for a global price on carbon

Ahead of COP26 in November, investors managing more than USD 6 trillion in assets have called for a coordinated global price on carbon to reach the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global average…

05 07 2021 | 10:40

Dear Bank CEO, You Are Cordially Invited to Defund This Pipeline

Anti-oil activists are turning their focus on fossil fuel funding, aiming to stop the flow of money for good. Even by the standards of the chief executive of America’s biggest bank, March 31 looked…

22 06 2021 | 10:02

Group of EU states push back on using green finance rules in public spending

* Czech Republic, Bulgaria among states warning on use of rulebook * Taxonomy aims to boost green private investments * Commission wants rules to guide COVID-19 recovery cash The European Union's…

17 06 2021 | 11:24

A $213 Billion Investor Targets Whole Nation Over Climate Change.

  Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV will soon start pressuring Australia to phase out its reliance on coal and other natural resources, as money managers slowly begin targeting governments…

16 06 2021 | 08:52

Investors managing $41 trillion in assets urge governments for ambitious climate policy ahead of COP

57 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will…

14 06 2021 | 09:26

Low Clean-Energy Spending in Poor Countries Puts Climate Goals in Peril

Investments in developing markets need to reach $1 trillion by 2030, up from just $150 billion last year, according to a new IEA report. As the world’s richest economies invest in new and cleaner…

11 06 2021 | 15:06

Investors worth $41 trillion ask G-7 to end fossil fuel support.

A coalition of investors overseeing a combined $41 trillion of assets have called on world leaders to set more ambitious greenhouse gas emissions targets and end support for fossil fuels.

10 06 2021 | 15:59

Shale gas producers push ESG goals on investor calls.

Across the board, pure-play shale gas producers are increasingly talking about environmental, social and governance issues in analyst and investor calls, according to an S&P Global Market…

28 05 2021 | 11:57

Wall Street hiring political insiders to protect $30 trillion in ESG assets.

Mark Carney to Brookfield Asset Management. Brexit architect Nigel Farage to DGB Group. A senior Obama aide to BlackRock Inc. One after another, the high-profile hires came in recent months, and in…

26 05 2021 | 08:22

AfDB and EBRD partner to unlock sustainable investment opportunities in Africa.

The African Development Bank Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday to promote sustainable private-sector…

15 05 2021 | 12:01

SINV Europe 2021: Transparency is key for investors to reach goals of the Paris Agreement.

Part 3 and 4 of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021 took place this week on the 20 & 22 April, convening stakeholders committed to driving forward the sustainable finance agenda from…

29 04 2021 | 08:53

AFRICA: EIB commits 340m euros for water and renewable energy in 5 countries

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is approving €340 million for water and renewable energy in Africa. The loans are for the construction of sustainable infrastructure in Mali, Chad, Guinea, Malawi…

23 04 2021 | 14:50

Dutch firm wins contract to develop $1.2bn gas-fired IPP in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy has awarded a contract to Dutch energy company Stone City Energy a contract to develop a 1.56GW thermal power plant in the Surkhandarya region of Uzbekistan…

23 04 2021 | 14:32

The Green Brief: Europe’s green finance taxonomy wars, part 3.

Greetings and welcome to EURACTIV’s Green Brief. Below you’ll find the latest roundup of news covering energy & environment from across Europe. You can subscribe to the weekly newsletter here.…